On the work front, it’s been a great month! In August, our company celebrated our First Anniversary! It’s been an awesome first year! We have quickly climbed the ladder of CENTURY 21 offices within the Charlotte area. In fact, we are ranked as the 6th most productive C21 office in all of North Carolina! We have a lot to be proud of with our agents, the number of listings we have, the business we’ve done and the fact that we have two offices open. That’s a GREAT first year in business!
To celebrate our company and our year, we hosted a cookout at our Union County office, during which a bunch of us accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! What fun to do that with a bunch of office mates all for a very good cause.
On the personal side, back-to-school time is always very hectic, but it’s also nice to get back to a routine. So Roger and I have been very focused during the past weeks on exactly that. Both girls have tough schedules this year – McKenzie as a HS Junior, and Anja as an eighth grader.
BIG news in our family is that we now have a third licensed driver!! McKenzie was successful on her driving test, and she is the proud owner of a license!. While I am excited to have someone who actually WANTS to run errands (and pick her sister up from swimming), it also has been interesting and fun and at times challenging when it comes to managing expectations around using the car. She’s doing great, though.
Anja is back in the swimming game. She is still swimming for her year-round team, Mecklenburg Swim Association, and she practices up to six times a week!!! We are looking forward to another great season. Her swim meets will start in October.
In mid-September, we went to Wilmington, NC, to do our very first college tour for McKenzie. UNC-Wilmington has a beautiful campus, and we were very impressed with the resources offered to their students!! Where were these resources when I was in school???
While in Wilmington, I competed in the annual Pier-to-Pier open water swim in the Atlantic Ocean. It was my first open water swim!! The conditions were tough, as the winds changed just before start time. However, it was a terrific experience! The water was clear, and I finished with zero jellyfish stings!! While there, I was fortunate to meet Glenn Young. Glenn’s daughter, who was a swimmer at UNCW, was tragically killed 5 years ago, and this swim is done in her honor.
Lastly, September is an important month in our family. It’s Brain Aneurysm Awareness month. As I’ve talked about in the past, brain aneurysm isn’t something that is talked about enough or studied enough. 1 out of every 50 people has an unruptured brain aneurysm. Most of the time, aneurysms don’t rupture, but when they do, the results can be devastating. September is all about creating additional awareness around brain aneurysms, what they are and how they can be treated. If you’d like more information, please let me know!
We are headed to Chicago this coming weekend to visit with some very good friends who currently live in Switzerland, so it will be great to spend some time with them. I also am hopeful to visit with my college roommate, who lives downtown! It should be a great weekend!